Partnering to provide safe and high quality cleft care

In 2021, Dentsply Sirona entered into a five-year renewable partnership with Smile Train , the world’s largest cleft organisation. The partnership is driven by the shared ambition to further the provision of safe, high quality, and expert cleft care from diagnosis through to comprehensive care delivery — using the most advanced dental technology resources to serve the complete patient care continuum. To support our partnership, we have announced a $5 million donation to Smile Train. It further includes:

  • Dentsply Sirona International Smile Train Scholars programme: This programme will support in-person and virtual training and provide learning opportunities for Smile Train dental partners
  • Clinical Education programme: Providing free access to the full online Dentsply Sirona Clinical Education curriculum for all Smile Train oral health professionals
  • Technology, R&D and innovation: Providing R&D and innovation know-how, including state-of-the-art technology and equipment to improve access to the best possible care for children affected by clefts.
  • Developing and outfitting treatment centres

“We are pleased to welcome Dentsply Sirona on board as a corporate partner. This five-year partnership comes at a pivotal moment for Smile Train and will help advance the future of cleft care by supporting global treatment standards and best practices for digitalised cleft orthodontics. We are grateful for Dentsply Sirona’s generous support and look forward to working together to raise awareness about and deepen our impact around cleft.” 

Susannah Schaefer, Smile Train President & Chief Executive Officer

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